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Threat of volcanic eruption puts Spanish island on alert

Sep. 16, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected...

Gift for El Salvador mudslide victims comes at steep price

Sep. 03, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Eulalia García was stunned when she opened an envelope to find an invitation from none other than the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. It promised a bus would take her family the following day to receive a surprise Christmas gift. ...

EXPLAINER: Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano going to erupt again?

Aug. 26, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say the immediate potential for an eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has declined after earthquakes and ground swelling subsided in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday morning. Earlier in the week, the quakes and changes to the ground surface prompted...

Potential for eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano declines

Aug. 26, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Thursday it lowered its alert level for Kilauea volcano to advisory from watch after the immediate potential for an eruption had diminished. The observatory said it acted after earthquake activity and ground...

EXPLAINER: Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano going to erupt again?

Aug. 25, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling and swelling in recent days, prompting scientists to warn that the mountain could once again disgorge lava. But there's no indication an eruption is imminent. The volcano, which is among the world's most...

Pristine Lake Tahoe shrouded in smoke from threatening fire

Aug. 24, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Ash rained down on Lake Tahoe on Tuesday and thick yellow smoke blotted out views of the mountains rimming its pristine blue waters as a massive wildfire threatened the alpine vacation spot on the California-Nevada state line. Tourists...

Scientists detect earthquake swarm at Hawaii volcano

Aug. 24, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Geologists on Tuesday said they had detected a swarm of earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, though it is not erupting. The quakes began overnight and continued into the morning, The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. More than...

New solar telescope in Hawaii aims to open in 3 months

Aug. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The project director of a new solar telescope in Hawaii that will be the most powerful of its kind hopes scientists will be able to start observations at the facility in three months. The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, at the summit of Haleakalā...

Lava streams from Indonesia's Mount Merapi in new eruption

Aug. 16, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Monday with its biggest lava flow in months, sending a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 3.5 kilometers (more than 2 miles) down its slopes on the densely populated island of Java. The...

Heat wave edges higher in southern Europe, fuels wildfires

Aug. 13, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Intense heat baking Italy pushed northward towards the popular tourist destination of Florence Friday while wildfires charred the country's south, and Spain appeared headed for an all-time record high temperature as a heat wave kept southern Europe in a fiery hold. ...